Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness

The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (SLNSC) is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world.

Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, and lake cruises, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors for over forty years about our natural world. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located on Route 113 in Holderness, exit 24 off I-93, and is open daily from May 1 through November 1.
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  • We took this cruise from the science center. On this cruise, there was a naturalist who talked about the lake while showing us the area. Perhaps we learned more than we needed to know about lions...  more »
  • Visited Squam Lake Natural Science Center to book a cruise on the lake and were offered choice of 2 times later same day. Arrived early and spent 30 mins chatting with guide who was very friendly and....  more »
  • If you're looking for a place where you can have fun, learn, enjoy nature as an adult or a child, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is a great place to be! You can also experience Squam Lake by taking one of their cruises. This is a must-do! If you're in the lakes region of NH and you are able to make it here, be sure to go. You will have a great time.
  • Had a fun visit there with my kids. We saw a presentation with a live porcupine which was cool. The presenter was very engaging. We spent about two hours total, just drifting around the main loop looking at everything there. The mountain lion and bobcat were pretty neat to see.

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